Stories and Art

Stories and Art is now online. Listen to exciting stories from around the world while looking at art. Each monthly episode is available in English and Spanish and ends with a fun art-making activity for you and your family to try at home. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when new stories are added.

Family Day

On our annual Family Day, we invite families to explore our collections and buildings through tours, storytelling, and art-making activities. Enjoy learning more about the art right here in New Haven. No registration required. Check our web calendar and join us for the next Family Day.

Self-Guided Activities

Explore the galleries using our self-guided family activities, available at the Information Desk or as a PDF download. Our family guides are designed to be used in the gallery spaces to help you look more closely at art and to enjoy your time together in the museum. Download PDFs of the following guides:


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Teen Program

Join us on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:30 pm for the teen program. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Bus passes will be provided. For teens ages 13–19.

No registration required; meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Check our web calendar to find dates of upcoming programs

Teens seated at a table, with backs turned, engaged in the process of art making using colorful tape and paint on white paper

Coloring Book

This coloring book was originally produced in 2004 by the Gallery in collaboration with Yale University students so that kids could take home images of highlights from the museum’s collection. We’ve scanned and digitized the coloring book from our archives for the enjoyment of our online visitors. Download and print the pages, and color in the illustrations using crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paint to transform the line drawings into your own works of art. We hope this book will inspire you to find other works in the collection and make your own drawings.

Download the coloring book (PDF)

Cover of color book featuring a black-and-white drawing of a giant wave next to a colored drawing of a snow covered Mt. Fuji.